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One Woman's Opinion

Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


Take Heart
imageWell, the unthinkable happened. Donald J. Trump was elected President. Since the campaign started over 15 months ago, this was considered a ridiculous, if not impossible, conclusion. Most every newspaper editor and columnist, TV commentator, political pundit, and mavens in academia literally laughed at the thought.


Hard Times, Conclusion
In 1963 the U.S. was the most powerful nation in the world. It’s hard to believe now that I actually appeared at the Fleet Landing in Naples, Italy, in January of that year with no ID and simply said, “I’m Mary Wakefield from Vermilion, Ohio, here to see Ensign Joseph T. Buxton III on the USS Antares.”


Hard Times, Part 10
imageIn those years, the early 60s, there was terrible pressure on young women to get married. It was not unusual for girls to marry right out of high school. I was turning 21 and was still unmarried, definitely an “old maid” in the making.


Hard Times, Part 9
My job with Trans Canada Airlines in the Cleveland office was a golden opportunity. If only I didn’t blow it. I was determined to check behavior, work hard and advance as quickly as possible. For the first time in my life, I felt ambition.


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